Alicia Richardson

We are so excited to feature actress, writer and vocal coach Alicia Richardson. Read an excerpt from her excellent play, Solve for X.

ALICIA RICHARDSON is an actor/writer, and vocal coach from Boynton Beach, Florida. She graduated from York University’s MFA Acting & Diploma of Voice Teaching Programs. Now a Permanent Resident of Canada, Alicia calls Toronto her home. Her body of work spans television, film, theatre, and voice-over. Recent acting credits include: Private Eyes (Global), Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight), and American Woman (CBC Films/ Telefilm Canada). As a voice and dialect coach, Alicia has worked for The Shaw Festival (Trouble in Mind), Soulpepper Theatre Company (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Brother’s Size, Jesus Hopped the A Train), and as a member of faculty at Sheridan College since 2016. She is a founding member of Counterbalance Collective (counterbalancecollective.com) an exclusively female-run media production company generating female-focused content. Recent writing credits: #WINNING (short), The Memory Surgeon (short: official selection for Pinewood Studio’s Lift Off Sessions July 2020), Sweeter (as Playwright-in-Residence of Young People’s Theatre), and Solve for X (as Playwright-in-Residence of The Driftwood Theatre Group). Follow her adventures on social: @leesheelovesyou 

In the works: Alicia is the Playwright-In-Residence at Young People’s Theatre.

See her IMDB profile for her film and television work. 

Words of Wisdom from Alicia

  1. What does being a womxn writer of colour mean to you? 
    Being a womxn writer of colour means paying homage to my people. I get to immortalize our lexicon by putting it on a page. I be out here writin’ turns of phrases and slang I ain’t even seen in print before. I spell it how I want and I just wax black poetical. Ya’ll cain’t tell me nuthin’…
  2. What words of wisdom do you have for aspiring writers?

    Do it. Don’t ask nobody, don’t apologize. Don’t be like, “Well I was gonna, but I ‘on’t know if I’m good enough cuz see what had happened was…” NAH. Put words on dat page. START TODAY. Find the others, we out here. We’ll help you.